September

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Today in labor history: Black farmers meet to unionize, are attacked

Arkansas Gov. Charles Hillman Bough sent 100 U.S. troops to the area, where they exchanged gunfire with the farmers.

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Unions sue agency for pulling City College of San Francisco accreditation

Teachers' unions and others here are suing an accreditation agency over its decision to revoke accreditation of the City College of San Francisco.

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University workers call off strike

In a startling last-minute reversal yesterday, workers at several Oregon universities called off a strike set to begin on Monday.

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AFL-CIO in motion after history-making convention

Unionists and their allies are wasting no time carrying out the decisions of what was a trail-blazing convention.

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Today in labor history: 10,000-plus dockers locked out

Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.

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Today in labor history: Wreck of the Old 97

The derailment left 11 of the eighteen on board dead and the remaining seven injured. Among the dead were engineer Broady, the conductor, and the flagman.

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“Right to work” strategy session draws uninvited guests: union members

Backers of proposed right-to-work initiatives in Oregon and Washington got a taste of what the political fight might look like Sept. 5 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.

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Workers at a New York T-Mobile outlet go union

Workers at a Metro PCS store in Harlem have voted this week for union representation by the CWA by a vote of 7-1.

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Today in labor history: Congress approves Bill of Rights

On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.

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Miners encircle Peabody coal company's headquarters

"This is a struggle for all that is good and decent in our country," Steve Earle, UMWA District 12 vice president, told nearly 2,000 mine workers.

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